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Fujifilm GFX100S Shows No More PDAF Banding (and Silently Fixed also on GFX100 via Firmware Update?)

Fujifilm GFX100S Banding

We already reported here, how Matt Granger could not see any PDAF banding on the Fujifilm GFX100S, which is something that annoyed him on the original GFX100.

Now Jim Kasson received his GFX100S, and immediately tested it out.

And indeed, after a 5 push shadow recovery and also a +100 shadow recovery, here is what he says:

Good news! There appears to be virtually no PDAF banding, and not much banding of any description.

While this is an excellent news, he also adds that the 16bit version “doesn’t appear significantly better” than the 14 bit version. It is a bit better, but not that much. Also, some in the Fuji community say that the 16bit files seem to have better black tones with lower chroma noise.

You can see the samples are read more at blog.kasson here.

Fujifilm GFX100 Firmware FIx

According to information we have received, Fujifilm also fixed the banding issue via firmware update on the original GFX100. Fujifilm never said this explicitly, but hide it behind the standard phrase “fix of minor bugs“. But this is just something I can’t confirm right now.

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BREAKING: One More Fujifilm GFX Camera Coming 2021, More Affordable than GFX100S

I know many of you will be skeptical right now.

Why?

Well, because here is how things went so far:

So, in 4 years of GFX series, we got 3 cameras only, hence less than one camera a year.

Fujifilm rightfully focused on giving us lenses for the system, with 12 G mount lenses launched in 4 years.

But according to our trusted sources, this will change in 2021.

In fact, I have been told that Fujifilm will launch another GFX camera in 2021. It will be more affordable than the recently launched Fujifilm GFX100S.

Expect updates.

On FujiRumors.

Very soon.

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P.S.: Don’t worry, this new GFX camera won’t use the newly registered low capacity Fujifilm NP-70S battery. That battery is for… oh well, you’ll see soon enough. Just follow FujiRumors ;)

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ADOBE and IRIDIENT Developer Add Fujifilm GFX100S, GFX100IR and X-E4 Support

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Adobe has just added support for Fujifilm GFX100S, GFX100IR and X-E4 cameras.

Iridient

Iridient Developer 3.6 is now available with support for the Fujifilm GFX100S and X-E4. The release also adds native Apple silicon support for loading RAF images with lossy compression. The loading of lossy compressed RAF files is now much faster on Intel based Macs as well! Iridient Developer 3.6 for macOS is available for download here. This version now requires macOS 10.10 (Yosemite) or later and is only a universal binary (natively supports both Intel and Apple silicon processors).

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Capture One 21 (14.1.0) Adds Fujifilm GFX100S and X-E4 Support and Brings New Features and Improvements

Phase One has just released Capture One 21 version 14.1.0.

I am downloading my copy right now, getting ready to work with the files of my Fujifilm GFX100S, which I pre-ordered and now patiently wait for.

First and foremost, it officially adds support for Fujifilm GFX100S and Fujifilm X-E4.

It also brings new features and improvements, as well as bug fixes. Here are some highlights:

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Fujifilm LUT 1.19 with X-E4 and GFX100S Support Available

Updated LUT is available on the Fujifilm website.

This LUT file is to edit the movie data below when the data is edited by a movie editor on your PC or Mac.

  • *4K movie data of X-T2 recorded in external HDMI devices with the mode of the “HDMI F-Log” under the “4K MOVIE OUTPUT” in the “MOVIE SETTING”
  • *4K and Full HD movie data of GFX100S, GFX100, X-E4, X-S10, X-T30, X-T3 , X-T4 ,X-Pro3, X-H1 and X100V recorded on SD cards or in external HDMI devices with the mode of the “F-Log RECORDING” in the “MOVIE SETTING”

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F-Log 3D-LUT file

  • F-Log_LUT_E_Ver.1.19.zip
    *Decompress the “F-Log_LUT_E_Ver.1.14.zip” file and launch “.cubu” file from a movie editor.

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FujiRumors Pre-Ordered the Fujifilm GFX100S and Now Asks for GF Lens Recommendations (with Poll)

Fujifilm GFX100S

Long I have lusted, long I have waited.

Long I have postponed, long I have delayed.

But as Oscar Wilde once said: “the only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it“.

Life is short, world is doomed, I’ve worked hard on two jobs for almost 10 years now (teaching and FR) and in 2020/2021 spent so little, due to a life in lockdown, so screw it, I just pre-ordered the Fujifilm GFX100S.

But my dealer warned me: I have quite a few guys ahead of me, pre-orders are strong, and it might take a while until Fujifilm will be able to deliver the GFX100S to all those, who ordered one. So now I arm myself with patience, and hope to get it in time for the summer hikes in my lovely Dolomites.

I have no hurry to build up a GFX system, as my Fujifilm X gear covers already pretty much everything, from portraits to macro, from landscape to street… and because the investment of GFX100S plus one lens is already big enough for now. And btw, good that I already own the Fujifilm X-T4, as I can swap the same NP-W235 batteries with the GFX100S, plus I also already have the original dual battery charger.

Since I am in no hurry, I can buy lenses slowly (maybe also waiting for such amazing GF lens deals like in USA), and for the beginning I will start with one focus: lenses for landscape photography.

As you can see on my Instagram, I live surrounded by the wonderful Dolomites, hence landscape photography is what brought me into photography in the first place, and it’s also a photographic genre where the Fujifilm GFX100S just shines above all others.

The big question now is: which lens should I get to start with?

I think the GF23mmF4 will come out high in your recommendations. But for me landscape photography does not mean to go always as wide as possible. On the contrary, over the years I’ve loved it more and more to user longer focal lengths and give my landscape shots a more compressed look. On my X system, the XF18-135mm gave me all that in one lens.

So should I go for something that gives me more flexibility on the long end? Such as the GF45-100mmF4, or even something longer like the GF100-200mm. Or, with 102 megapixel available, I could also simply get the 23mmF4 and just crop the heck out of it? Or is the GF32-63mmF4 the best balanced lens for my needs? Or am I missing out on something?

So tell me, what is your favorite G mount lens for landscape photography?

Feel free to let me know in the survey down below and to drop your thoughts in the comments.

For Landscape Photography, I recommed the Following G mount lens (max. 2 selections)

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Fujifilm GFX100S Back for Pre-Order at AmazonUS and Already Shipping in EU

After a couple of weeks, finally also AmazonUS has the Fujifilm GFX100S back on pre-order.

As other US stores, also Amazon expects to start delivery on March 11.

In the meantime, as reported in our huge GFX group, the GFX100S started shipping in Europe and other parts of the world, where the “shipping-embargo” date was February 25.

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DPReview Studio Test Scene: 150MP Phase One XF IQ4 vs Fujifilm GFX100(S) vs Sony A7RIV vs Panasonic S1R vs Fujifilm X-T4

A few days ago, DPReview has added the Phase One XF IQ4 150 Megapixel camera to their studio test scene database.

So how does this $50,000 monster compare to our humble Fujifilm GFX100 (and hence also to the brand new $6,000 Fujifilm GFX100S)?

Well, I don’t know you, but I frankly can’t see any noticeable difference, in some cases I even think the GFX100 looks better.

At high ISO on the other hand, the GFX100 clearly performs better than the Phase One XF IQ4, even though the sensor is the same (just cut bigger on the Phase One).

This might be in part merit of the excellent Fujinon GF lenses, which have no issue to take advantage of all 100 megapixels offered by the GFX100(S). On the other hand, it might also be that both cameras just resolve basically everything possible out of the DPR studio scene.

I did also add the two current highest resolution mirrorless full frame cameras to the comparison, the 61MP Sony A7RIV and the 47MP Panasonic S1R to the chart.

Where both medium format cameras simply have no issues to resolve everything out of the chart, we can see that the full frame cameras definitely show up with more false colors, moiré and artifacts in the fine details.

Just for fun I added one comparison with the Fujifilm X-T4 vs Sony A7RIV and Panasonic S1R.

Of course the Sony and Panasonic have more resolution power, but when details become really fine, and hence when all those megapixel would be really needed, in some areas the Sony A7rIV as well as the Panasonic S1R have the tendency to show more moiré, partially ruining the megapixel advantage they have, where the X-T4 shows no moiré.

As an X-Trans lover, I do hope Fujifilm will stick with it in their APS-C cameras and offer us something around 32+MP or so in the future, maybe with the Fujifilm X-H2. I am sure it would give great results.

Down below you can see some of the screenshots I took. You can head over to the DRP studio comparison tool and make your own comparisons.

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Smallrig L Brackets for Fujifilm GFX100S and Fujifilm X-E4 Pre-orders With Discount

Smallrig has just made the Smallrig L Brackets for Fujifilm GFX100S and for Fujifilm X-E4 available for pre-order (with a limited time discount)

Smallrig offers a vast variety of L-brackets and cages for Fujifilm cameras. You can see the different options here.

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